Markem-Imaje's industrial lasers for coding and marking are either fiber, ultraviolet or CO2 based that mark by ablation, etching, foaming or laser scribe imaging.
CO2 laser marking technology is suitable for film, laminates, PET bottles and inked paper and metal caps.
Fiber laser marking is suitable for bare metal and rigid plastics and is used in the automotive and electronics industries and FMCG. Fiber laser technology provides high speed printing in large coding areas and tough environments and the ability to multi-head scribe and produce high contrast codes.
UV laser technology is good for marking on the finest easy to damage substrates because of producing a photochemical reaction with the material, for example, on newer thinner mono films which are better for the environment films.
Ultraviolet printing is an alternative solution for CO2 or fiber laser printing when these are not suitable for the substrate.